SAN DIEGO, Calif. – November 11, 2010 – Active.com®, a media property of Active Network, and the leading online community that connects people with the sports and activities they love to do, today announced that Turkey Trots are becoming an increasingly popular Thanksgiving tradition. In Active.com’s directory of more than 100,000 events and activities, the number of Thanksgiving races has nearly doubled since 2008. This year, Active.com offers over 300 Turkey Trots to choose from, up from 166 Thanksgiving races in 2008.
If you haven’t signed up for a holiday run or walk yet, make it a new family tradition and join the flock! Active.com features a special Thanksgiving section where visitors can find a Turkey Trot in their area and read helpful tips on how to prevent the holiday bulge. Last year, over 230,000 individuals pounded the pavement before the pie and signed up for a Thanksgiving race on Active.com.
"Thousands of Americans each year are adding Turkey Trots to their holiday plans as a great way to spend time with family, relieve holiday stress and have some fun. Active.com makes it easy for anyone to find a Thanksgiving run in their area," said Alan Cole, vice president of Active Network.
To register for a Turkey Trot today, go to http://www.active.com/running/turkeytrot/ and search by zip code.